Remembering

by Ross Ainslie

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about

Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, playing pipes, whistles and cittern. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed solo material, and as a skilled performer and prolific collaborator who performs regularly with bands Treacherous Orchestra – of which he is a founding member - Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Charlie Mckerron, India Alba, and with Jarlath Henderson.
He has also received industry recognition for his talent with nominations for Musician of the year at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013 and Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014 with Jarlath Henderson, nominations for Best Instrumentalist at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2010 and 2012, nomination for Album of the year at the Scots Trad Awards with his debut solo Album “Wide Open” in 2013, as well as nominations in Best Live Act category at the Scots Trad Music Awards with Jarlath Henderson in 2008, and with Treacherous Orchestra in 2009 and 2010. His solo album “Wide Open” was number 9 of 50 in The Scottish albums of 2013 in the Sunday Herald.

In January 2015 Ross was commissioned by Celtic Connections to write a piece for the New Voices series. Ross decided to go outside his comfort zone and try out songwriting for the first time and “Remembering” is what he achieved.

“Remembering” features five songs and three tune sets, from “Head High” which is a song about remaining positive and not dwelling in the past that features some words by the living legend Jock Duncan to a kind of psychedelic, thrash grass suite called “Nowhere To Go” which is in three sections. “Lullaby For Mel” was written for Ross’s friend that he lost far too early and it shows his flair for writing a beautiful slow melody. The album opens with a song called “Change” that reflects on Ross’s drinking days and the decision to go sober. Overall “Remembering” is an open and honest piece of music.

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released August 14, 2015

Produced by Ross Ainslie and Andrea Gobbi
Recorded live at TPot Studios, Path of Condie, Dunning
Additional recording at Carrier Waves Studios, Glasgow
Engineered by Andrea Gobbi
Mixed at Carrier Waves Studios by Andrea Gobbi and Ross Ainslie
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studio
Photos by David Owen Blackley
hernameismurderproductions.com
Design by Somhairle Macdonald
somhairle.co.uk

All Music and Lyrics composed by Ross Ainslie PRS/MCPS
except Dreaming Daisy composed by Ross Ainslie and Hamish Napier PRS/MCPS

1 CHANGE 4:31

2 FLY HIGHER 4:06

3 LULLABY FOR MEL 5:14

4 DREAMING DAISY 4:52

5 REMEMBERING 6:32

6 SKINS 5:22

7 JOCK SPEAKS 0:53

8 HEAD HIGH 4:52

9 NOWHERE TO GO (part A) 1:53

10 NOWHERE TO GO (part B) 3:26

11 NOWHERE TO GO (part C) 3:07

TOTAL 45:59

MUSICIANS

Ross Ainslie - Highland Pipes, Whistles, Cittern, Vocals (Head High)
Ali Hutton - Acoustic Guitar
Gordy Duncan Jr - Drums, Vocals (Change)
Hamish Napier - Keys, Vocals (Dreaming Daisy)
James Lindsay - Bass
Jock Duncan - Words
John Somerville - Accordion
Laura-Beth Salter - Mandolin, Vocals (Head High, Nowhere To Go and Dreaming Daisy)
Laura Wilkie - Fiddle, Vocals
Matheu Watson - Electric Guitar
Steven Byrnes - Vocals (Fly Higher)

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Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, highly sought after on the Scottish contemporary folk scene for his skill on pipes, whistles and cittern.

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Track Name: Change
It was tonight I was one step nearer yesterday
The truth always one step behind
Feeling like its Monday but its Wednesday
The past is a constant fight

How can I change the feeling that's inside of me
How can I change the feeling that's inside of me
I’ll tell you why as this feelings been the same for a while
How can I change the feeling that's inside of me

Looking back I always had an easy day
Falling in and out of bars
Self destruction is the easy way
But the dark shadow carries on

How can I change the feeling that's inside of me
How can I change the feeling that's inside of me
I’ll tell you why as this feelings been the same for a while
How can I change the feeling that's inside of me
Track Name: Fly Higher
I’ve been thinking back
To those summers on the farm
There was so much care
It'll never be forgot

You'll fly higher
And higher
Oh Nothing ends
You'll fly higher
And higher
And for you you'll be there

I Wish you well
You will always fly higher still
Cause Nothing ever ends
Just floated in the wind

You'll fly higher
And higher
Oh Nothing ends
You'll fly higher
And higher
And for you, you'll be there

I'm glad you'll meet your love again
It's been 7 years or more
I've loved to spend the time
You'll always be with us

You'll fly higher
And higher
Oh Nothing ends
You'll fly higher
And higher
Oh Nothing ends
You'll fly higher
And higher
Oh Nothing ends
You'll fly higher
And higher
And for you, you'll be there
Track Name: Lullaby For Mel
TUNE

Lullaby For Mel
Track Name: Dreaming Daisy
She’s a beam of light
Shining so bright
She floats all night on rivers
People try but they don’t get by
They stand in line and wait for

Dreaming dreamy Daisy
I shouldn’t but I like you
Dreaming dreamy Daisy
Oh Oh
Come back home
Come back home
With you all day long

He’s a Friday night
with fire in sight
Looks for a fight till he’s sober
this girl he’ll try but never get by
So back of the line and wait for

Dreaming dreamy Daisy
I shouldn’t but I like you
Dreaming dreamy Daisy
Oh Oh
Come back home
Come back home
With you all day long

Na Na Na
Na Na Na
Na Na Na
Na Na Na

A bird and a bee
Went out on the spree
Talk of the town they’re together
If you take my hand I’ll buy us some land
At the Singing sands by the river

There future it was looking bright
But his past came back to haunt there night
A mob surround him five to one
You know what is coming son
They say he held his ground with two
But they beat him down black and blue
But she rose up unexpectedly
And chased the way the other three

Dreaming dreamy Daisy
I shouldn’t but I love you
Dreaming dreamy Daisy
I shouldn’t but I love you
Dreaming dreamy Daisy
I shouldn’t but I love you
Dreaming dreamy Daisy
Oh Oh
Take me home

Na Na Na
Na Na Na
Na Na Na
Na Na Na
Track Name: Remembering
TUNE

Remembering
Track Name: Skins
TUNES

Sharat and Gyan's
Chewing Skins
Track Name: Head High
Hold your head way up high
So high touches the sky
So high never look down
The futures bright so move on
The futures bright so move on

When you can't, can't find those pieces
The jigsaw in your mind
Don't worry nothing is pure
No looking back it's onwards and on
No looking back it's onwards and on

You’ll find a way to put things right
So right everything’s fine
So fine floating along
You’ll never look back no never look back
You’ll never look back no never look back

Hold your head way up high
So high touches the sky
So high never look down
The futures bright so move on
The futures bright so move on
Track Name: Nowhere To Go (Part A)
When the thunder hears you calling
And I can see you dreaming
The sea is burning amber
And the distant sun is near

I don’t know this place
A sunny winter
empty house inside
I’m not home

Wandering all alone now
It’s been too long a time
No footsteps at the doorway
The moon looks like its still

I don’t know this place
A sunny winter
empty house inside
I’m not home
Track Name: Nowhere To Go (Part B)
Run run where you goina run
Double dropped and hit the sun
Riding waves in an open grave
Flashbacks firing from the sun

Out here I’m
Nothing with
Out you I’m
Nowhere
Out here I’ve
Nothing with
Out you I’ve
Nowhere to go

Run run I should run
That guy there he’s got a gun
The road is long it’s on and on
Shouldn’t be here should be with someone

Out here I’m
Nothing with
Out you I’m
Nowhere
Out here I’ve
Nothing with
Out you I’ve
Nowhere to go
Track Name: Nowhere To Go (Part C)
TUNES

Gordy's Trip to Benidorm
Earl Grey